Coordinates and delivers patient care using the health care team philosophy practice model. Coordinates and does patient teaching and discharge planning. Coordinates activities with ancillary departments. Maintains standards of department and the hospital. Serves as a resource for coworkers, physicians, patients and other hospital personnel. Coaches and counsels assigned employees to an optimal level of performance. Assists with the ongoing process of Performance Management of assigned employees. Directs and supervises functions and activities on the unit in the absence of the Nurse Manager. Interprets and implements policies, procedures, standards and regulations. Reports to Nurse Manager.
Graduate of an accredited program in nursing.
Previous experience in general duty nursing preferred, but not required.
Current Registered Nurse MS license to practice in the state.
Provides the best possible nursing care by planning, organizing, and directing the nursing functions of patients on the unit.
Initiates and implements patient care plan.
Makes nursing assignments appropriate to the skill level of employees.
Maintains acceptable standards of patient care.
Identifies problems and guides personnel to their solution.
Creates a working climate that provides growth and job satisfaction of personnel.
Accurately and promptly implements physicians' orders.
Administers medications and intravenous solutions skillfully and correctly.
Maintains the standards of accurate and complete recording and reporting.
Arranges to have needed supplies and equipment on hand.
Participates in planning changes and improvements.
Participates in hospital safety programs.
Supports and enforces infection-control policies and procedures.
Is resourceful and calm in emergencies.
Participates in orientation and in-service training for personnel.
Participates in unit and department performance improvement plans.
Assists in reviewing and revising policies and procedures.
Maintains and respects patients' privacy by maintaining confidentiality of all information regarding patients, families, physicians and hospital personnel.
Displays concern and initiative.
Observes and supports hospital policy.
Is prompt and efficient with minimal absences.
Cooperates and maintains good rapport with nursing staff, medical staff, other departments, and visitors.